‘Tutorial’ Category

  1. Tim Holtz inspired December Daily

    18th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m back with my third project for the Tim Holtz inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by a group of talented crafters to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Today I’m bringing you a handmade album created using the new Tim Holtz seasonal products, to fill with handmade pages ready for the start of December Daily on December 1st.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 1: I cut three panels measuring 5.5 x 7.5 inches / 2 x 7.5 inches / 5.5 x 7.5 inches using card I recycled from idea-ology packaging.
    Step 2: Adhere all 3 panels to the back of kraft stock from the Christmas kraft stock paper pad.
    Step 3: Using a sanding grip, lightly sand the edges of all 2 panels and blend in walnut stain distress ink.
    Step 4: Cut paper from the Christmas mini stash and stitch around the edges.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 5: Line up the 3 panels, making sure they are the correct way up, (especially if they have writing on like mine).
    Step 6: Turn the panels over, leaving a small gap between each panel, and adhere paper cut to 5.5 x 7.5 inches. The paper will cover the spine and each book cover, overlapping by 1.75 inches.
    Step 7: Add an idea-ology ring binder and fix into place using hitch fasteners.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 8: Gently bend the cover into a closed position.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 9: Stamp the gorgeous vintage santa from the Stampers Anonymous Christmas Classic stamp set onto mixed media heavystock with ground espresso distress archival ink. Cover with frayed burlap distress ink wash. Using a water brush, paint the holly leaves with peeled paint distress oxide and the berries with candied apple distress paint.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 10: Using the Sizzix Festive Greens thinlits set, die cut from classic kraft stock. Sand with a sanding grip and add a little vintage photo distress ink to the edges and sanded areas. Adhere with distress collage medium.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 11: Die cut “december” from the Sizzix Calendar Words Block thinlits set. Twice from distress mixed media heavystock and once from metallic kraft stock. Mount with the metallic die cut on top using distress collage medium.
    Step 12: Dab walnut stain distress paint onto the letters with a finger.
    Step 13: Once dry, tap a little vintage photo distress archival ink over the top. Rub gently to expose some of the metallic base.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 14: Draw a chalk line and adhere the “december” onto the front cover, along the line, using distress collage medium. Once dry, gently erase the chalk line.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 15: Add the 2017 to the spine of the album with distress collage medium. Once the album is stored, it’s an easy way to see which album is which. Making the cover has been so fun that I know I’ll want to make another next year.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you to pull out your Tim Holtz holiday supplies and make something. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 3 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back next week with some holiday cards and pages from the inside of this album.

    Have a great weekend!
    Cheers
    Zoe x

     



  2. Joy To The World

    13th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m back with another card for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by a group of talented crafters to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the WorldI created this holiday card by mixing the old with the new Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz. I wanted to create a card to send to family overseas this year and the globe die was a perfect match to santa and his sleigh die.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 1: Die cut a globe from distress mixed media heavystock with the Sizzix globe thinlits die.
    Step 2: Blend in vintage photo distress oxide over the land portions of the die cut.
    Step 3: Cover with distress embossing ink and pour over fractured iced embossing powder.
    Step 4: Gently tap off excess.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 5: Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool. The reaction it has with the distress oxide is SO COOL!

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 6: Blend faded jeans distress oxide into distress mixed media heavystock.
    Step 7: Blend iced spruce distress oxide over the top.
    Step 8: Blend vintage photo distress oxide into the edges.
    Step 9: Spritz with water using the distress sprayer and dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 10:  Die cut the background using the snow die from the winter wonderland thinlits set.
    Step 11: Cut a piece of printer paper slightly larger than the background and brush distress collage medium over the top.
    Step 12: Working quickly (collage medium dries FAST), place the background over the top of the printer paper and trim the edges. The collage medium dries clear and matte so you don’t see it.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 13: Die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock using the stitched rectangle thinlits die.
    Step 14: Using a sanding grip, carefully sand the frame, exposing the kraft core below the metallic surface.
    Step 15: Blend vintage photo distress ink into the frame with a mini blending tool.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 16: Die cut santa and his sleigh from metallic kraft stock using the village christmastime thinlits die.
    Step 17: Very carefully sand the edges of the die cut with a sanding grip.
    Step 18: Blend vintage photo distress ink into the edges and mount using 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 19: Using classic kraft stock, die cut greenery using the festive greens thinlits die set. Layer up and adhere using distress collage medium. Die cut the small bow using the fold-up bows thinlits die set and mount over the top of the greenery. Splatter with picket fence distress ink using a spatter brush.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Step 20: This sentiment from the idea-ology quote chips was perfect for my card. I swiped vintage photo distress ink directly onto the edges and rubbed it over the top with my finger. I swiped the ink pad onto my non stick craft sheet and picked it up with the spatter brush to try to create aged brown spots.

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you to pull out your dies and make something. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 2 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon.

    Cheers
    Zoe x



  3. Sidekick Sunday Step by Step

    12th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends! As some of you will know, I’ve been taking a little break from my regular Design Team position with Frilly & Funkie, until the new year. But today I am popping back to bring you a special SIDEKICK SUNDAY STEP BY STEP with Christmas gift tags using the new Sizzix Sidekick by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Sidekick Sunday

    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly and Funkie.

    Have a great week ahead.
    Zoe x



  4. Mr Pumpkinhead

    16th October, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Have you met Mr Pumpkinhead? He’s a bit of a merchant… of what though, we don’t know ….and don’t dare to ask!!

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Thank you so much for your kind comments about this card I made for the Tim Holtz Halloween inspiration series. Here’s a step by step to show you how he was made…

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 1: Cut a piece of distress mixed media heavystock 3.25 x 5 inches. Cover with antique linen distress ink using a blending tool.
    Step 2: Blend in a little mustard seed distress ink.
    Step 3: Squish broken china distress ink onto a non stick craft sheet and spritz with water using a distress sprayer.
    Step 4: Tap the heavystock into the ink. Dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 5: Blend a little vintage photo distress ink lightly over the background.
    Step 6: Edge with walnut stain distress ink.
    Step 7: Spray big water droplets over the background. Dry with a heat tool.
    Step 8: Tap the heavystock into the broken china droplets again if required.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 9: Blend more vintage photo distress ink over the background.
    Step 10: Edge with more walnut stain distress ink, this time blending a little further into the center.
    Step 11: Spritz with water and immediately pat dry with kitchen roll (paper towel) to lift the ink and leave a bleached spots.
    Step 12: Stitch around the edges with a sewing machine.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 13: Using the Tim Holtz stamp platform for exact placement, stamp the gear stamp from the dapper stamp set in potting soil archival ink.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 14: Lightly swipe the edges with a black soot distress archival ink pad to give the background a kind of vignette.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step15: Stamp the hat/suit and merchant stamps from the dapper and pumpkinhead stamp sets using the Tim Holtz stamp platform, with black soot distress archival ink on mixed media heavystock.
    Step 16: Make masks for the pumpkinhead stamps by stamping onto a sheet of plain paper and fussy cutting.
    Step 17: Cover the pumpkinhead stamped image with the corresponding mask. Turn the stamp upside down overlapping the bottom of the stamp and stamp again.*
    Step 18: Move the stamp down and stamp a third time.*

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    *The additional stamping under the pumpkinhead creates a shadow that will create a neck to sit under his suit.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 19: Fussy cut the merchant stamped image with tonic mini scissors.
    Step 20: Blend a little antique linen distress ink over the top. Edge with potting soil archival ink.
    Step 21: Watercolour the hat and suit with faded jeans and rusty hinge distress markers using a water brush.
    Step 22: Fussy cut and edge with vintage photo distress ink.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 23: Watercolour the pupkinhead with rusty hinge and fossilized amber distress markers.
    Step 24: Fussy cut, creating a neck to slip under the shirt and edge with vintage photo distress ink.
    Step 25: Using a distress spritzer tool, spritz gathered twigs distress marker over the pumpkinhead.
    Step 26: Adhere the pumpkinhead onto the card and mount the hat and shirt over the top and the merchant sign underneath.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Step 27:  Blend vintage photo distress oxide ink into the edge of a kraft card, spritz with water to oxidize the ink and dry with a heat tool.
    Step 28: Using a sanding grip, sand metallic kraft stock and blend in vintage photo distress ink.
    Step 29: Sand the edges of classic kraft stock and blend in vintage photo distress ink.
    Step 30: Blend vintage photo distress ink into the edges of the cork.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    I hope you enjoyed this step by step and have been enjoying the inspiration series you can follow along on Tim’s facebook and instagram with a weekly recap on Saturday on his blog. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you’ve been leaving here and on social media on my inspiration series projects.

    Cheers
    Zoe x

     



  5. Frilly & Funkie: Haunted For Life

    7th October, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. I’ve been taking a little break from my regular Design Team position with Frilly & Funkie, until the new year. But today I am popping back to bring you a SATURDAY STEP BY STEP with a Halloween themed card using some of the new Halloween stamps by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Haunted For Life
    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.

    Have a great weekend.
    Zoe